TARGET AGE GROUP: Primary & Secondary
Formative assessment is like tasting soup while it's cooking. The cook (teacher) tastes the soup (checks student understanding) at different stages, adjusting spices and ingredients as needed. This ongoing process ensures the final dish (student's mastery of the subject) is well-prepared when it's time to serve (final assessment). In this session, we revisit the usefulness of formative assessment and explore some simple yet effective ideas to implement on Monday morning!
Louise Pike is a Learning Consultant based in Turkey. She works in person and virtually with a variety of educators across the Middle East, Latin America and Europe. Her latest project involves training Ministry of Education supervisors and teachers in Oman to roll out a new nationwide curriculum. Louise has an MSc in TESOL, Leadership and Management from the University of Portsmouth and is a Pearson Certified Master Trainer. She has been living in Turkey for 8 years.
Louise values self-reflection, sharing ideas, teacher development and educational research. She particularly enjoys anything connected to young learners with an emphasis on creativity, extensive reading and curriculum planning. Her strong roots in psychology also makes classroom management one of her key interests.